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Special Issue "Observations and Management of Livestock Production Emissions"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 April 2023 | Viewed by 5452
Special Issue Editors
Interests: ammonia and GHG emissions; natural ventilation; barn climate; wind tunnel modeling; computational fluid dynamics; fluid mechanics
Interests: livestock emissions; naturally ventilated housing; air exchange; airflow and dispersion pattern; barn climate; time series analysis; mathematic modelling; sustainable livestock production; climate change
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Interests: air emission quantification and mitigation; indoor environmental quality control; animal behaviour monitoring
Special Issue Information
Among the great challenges of our century are the supply of a fast growing world population with high quantity and quality nutrient needs, and the combat against air pollution and climate change including their negative impacts on environmental, animal and human health. Livestock farming plays a central role in this context as it produces and utilizes nutrients and waste. Contemporary husbandry systems are associated with considerable emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols as well as extensive nitrogen losses to the environment. By that, they contribute essentially to climate change, air pollution and changes in plant coverage including loss of biodiversity. Conversely, livestock farming is also considerably affected by the changing climate, for the systems where natural ventilation is involved in particularly. Balancing the trade-offs between environmental, animal and human health requires detailed observations of emissions and co-variables or co-factors to shape the emission dynamics. The evaluation of emission reduction strategies must start with a reliable quantification on pollutant gas emissions. These strategies can include optimization of the airflow by adapting the opening geometries, conditioning the air (targeting on acceleration and cooling above the animals), adjusting the cleaning intervals, modifying the feed composition, etc. A sustainable management of livestock production requires the availability of a data infrastructure to monitor representative emission values and co-variables as well as a set of digital models that describe the complex interactions and permit adequate and timely control.
This special issue invites contributions on strategies and approaches to monitor and/or predict emissions of greenhouse gases, ammonia, bioaerosols or other air pollutants. The contributions related to measurement and/or prediction of co-variable / co-factors for emission modelling, such as indoor climate, feed composition, intake and digestibility, microbiological activity, heat stress, etc., are also very welcome. Studies that address the interrelation between pollutant emissions from livestock husbandry and animal health and welfare or that assess emission mitigation strategies are of particular interests.
Dr. David Janke
Dr. Sabrina Hempel
Prof. Dr. Chaoyuan Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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